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CHOCOLATE & WINE: Matching

CHOCOLATE & WINE: Matching

Jul 17, 7:30pm - Jul 17, 9:30pm+4Jul 19, 8:30pm - Jul 19, 10:30pmJul 21, 3:00pm - Jul 21, 5:00pmJul 21, 7:30pm - Jul 21, 9:30pmAug 3, 3:00pm - Aug 3, 5:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Indulge in the perfect pairing of luscious chocolate truffles and exquisite wines, as we take you on a delectable journey of flavour.

CHOCOLATE & WINE: Matching with Only Mine

Join us for a deliciously indulgent afternoon of chocolate and wine pairing at Life's Too Short Bar in East Melbourne. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we explore the perfect combinations of Pana Chocolate Truffles and a selection of exquisite back-vintage wines.

This in-person event will take place at the charming Life's Too Short Bar in Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade. Don't miss out on this opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth and discover the wonderful world of chocolate and wine. Grab your friends and come indulge in pure decadence!

Sample Line Up:
White Macadamia | DOC Prosecco (Italy)
Macadamia & Mango | 2020 Contemplation Torrontes (VIC)
Golden Crunch | 2020 Grenache Blanc (France)
Strawberry & Pistachio | 2020 Rose (NZ)
Hazelnut | 2021 Pinot Noir (NZ)
Peanut Caramel | 2019 Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Fig & Wild Orange | 2018 Shiraz (WA)

NOTE: This is a gluten-free but not coeliac-safe menu (may contain traces). Wines are 50ml pours and subject to change due to availability. The chocolates are truffles from Pana Chocolate.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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LIVE JAZZ: in Melbourne's Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854

LIVE JAZZ: in Melbourne's Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854

Jul 18, 7:00pm - Jul 18, 10:00pm+22Jul 25, 7:00pm - Jul 25, 10:00pmAug 1, 7:00pm - Aug 1, 10:00pmAug 8, 7:00pm - Aug 8, 10:00pmAug 15, 7:00pm - Aug 15, 10:00pmAug 22, 7:00pm - Aug 22, 10:00pmAug 29, 7:00pm - Aug 29, 10:00pmSep 5, 7:00pm - Sep 5, 10:00pmSep 12, 7:00pm - Sep 12, 10:00pmSep 19, 7:00pm - Sep 19, 10:00pmSep 26, 7:00pm - Sep 26, 10:00pmOct 3, 7:00pm - Oct 3, 10:00pmOct 10, 7:00pm - Oct 10, 10:00pmOct 17, 7:00pm - Oct 17, 10:00pmOct 24, 7:00pm - Oct 24, 10:00pmOct 31, 7:00pm - Oct 31, 10:00pmNov 7, 7:00pm - Nov 7, 10:00pmNov 14, 7:00pm - Nov 14, 10:00pmNov 21, 7:00pm - Nov 21, 10:00pmNov 28, 7:00pm - Nov 28, 10:00pmDec 5, 7:00pm - Dec 5, 10:00pmDec 12, 7:00pm - Dec 12, 10:00pmDec 19, 7:00pm - Dec 19, 10:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready to groove to the soulful tunes of live jazz in for an unforgettable night of music, history, great food and fine wines.

Live Jazz in Melbourne's Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854
Join us for a groovy night of jazz in the heart of Melbourne! Every Thursday night experience the magic of live music in the historic Bluestone Cellar, which dates back to 1854.
Get ready to tap your feet and sway to the rhythm as our talented musicians play their own unique style of jazz at Life's Too Short Bar - from reinterpretations of jazz classics, to jazz manouche, and even jazz-blues.
Located in the vibrant Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia, this in-person event promises an unforgettable evening filled with soulful melodies and infectious beats.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich jazz culture of Melbourne!

The Line Up:
Each Thursday evening from 01 February to 19 December 2024.
Please note that the music played is 'background' rather than performance as we are located in a residential area with strict noise level controls. We do ask that you keep your conversation low so out of respect for the artists and so that everyone can enjoy the music.

The Acts:

MARK MORAND Mark is a prolific Melbourne jazz guitarist whose current productions include '32 Bars', the Jennifer Salisbury Duo, Trio & Quartet, Susy Hull sings Gershwin, and Jennifer Salisbury sings Cole Porter. He performs regularly in Melbourne jazz venues, including Paris Cat Jazz Club, Lido Jazz Room and the Victorian Jazz Club. He has recently appeared at the Castlemaine, Port Fairy and Newport Jazz Festivals.
Dates: 01 & 15 February, 07 & 21 March, 04 & 18 April, 02 May, 06 & 20 June, 04 & 18 July, 01 & 15 August, 05 & 19 September, 03 & 17 October, 07 & 21 November, 05 & 19 December

ADAM RUSSO
Melbourne-based guitarist Adam Russo has quietly carved out a niche as a gifted rhythm guitarist and banjo player in the city’s thriving traditional jazz scene over the last decade. Drawing influence from a wide spectrum of six-string slingers, from jazz greats like Julian Lage and Matt Munisteri to folk pickers like Molly Tuttle and Kenneth Pattengale, Adam can often be found performing with jazz manouche trio ‘Catfish’ or swinging hard with ‘The Swinging Cat’s Pyjamas’.
Dates: Dates: 08 & 22 February, 28 March, 11 April, 09 & 16 & 30 May, 13 June, 11 July, 08 & 22 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December

CINDY & PAOLO
Cindy Pennalligen is a New Zealand-born Soul/Jazz/Blues Singer/Songwriter with a smoky, sexy, soulful voice. Cindy is a seasoned musician, also regularly performing with her trio, Cindy & Co. At Life's Too Short, she will touch your heart and soul with her vocal style, which she has performed in many venues and with many bands across Melbourne. She is joined by legendary guitarist Paolo Taliana, who has toured with some of the biggest names in music - The Supremes, The Drifters, John Farnham, Normie Rowe, and Col Elliot, to name a few. A specialist instrumental music teacher and band leader, Paolo loves to play RnB, Jazz and Blues.
Dates: 29 February, 14 March, 25 April, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 28 November

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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166 interested
GIN-DULGENT High Tea

GIN-DULGENT High Tea

Jul 20, 2:00pm - Jul 20, 5:00pm+4Aug 31, 2:00pm - Aug 31, 5:00pmSep 29, 2:00pm - Sep 29, 5:00pmOct 26, 2:00pm - Oct 26, 5:00pmDec 1, 2:00pm - Dec 1, 5:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for a luxurious afternoon of indulging in delicious gin cocktails and delectable high tea treats at Gin-Dulgent High Tea!

GIN-DULGENT High Tea
Welcome to Gin-Dulgent High Tea at Life's Too Short Bar!

Join us for a gin-erous afternoon of indulgence in the heart of East Melbourne. Revel in our in-gin-eous high tea unlike any other with a 2.5hour Mixologist/Chef guided experience.

The afternoon includes 2 Gin-based Tea-inspired cocktails, 1 classic GnT or Gin cocktail matched to your palate, bottomless sparkling wine and/or fine teas from our Tea Menu by High Tea with Harriet (9 varieties available), all in a charming setting at Tribeca Arcade .

The food changes each event, matched to the gin botanicals. Savoury bites feature juniper, coriander and almond, PLUS there's a cheese platter with our famous gin and kumquat marmalade, PLUS a platter of curated sweet delights featuring orange, lemon, liquorice and chocolate.
All food is gluten-free and most dietaries can be catered for with 24+hr notice.
Non-drinkers can substitute for zero-gin-mocktails and non-alcoholic sparkling wine.

Treat yourself to this unique experience that combines the elegance of high tea with the bold flavours of gin. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unwind and socialize with friends while enjoying the finer things in life.

Note: This event is sponsored by Bombay and Strangelove so that we can make it exceptional value and you can save over $45 per person! ($140+ value for $95pp)

Want the party to continue afterwards? Try our 30 ecclectic gins expertly matched to one of 15 Strangelove, Fever-Tree or Sodasmith tonics and sodas. That's 450 different taste combinations to explore!

Book your spot now for an unforgettable experience!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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LA DOLCE VITA: Italian Dinner with Anthony Bowles

LA DOLCE VITA: Italian Dinner with Anthony Bowles

Jul 20, 6:30pm - Jul 20, 10:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join artist in residence Anthony Bowles for a fun night of mouth-watering Italian dishes and fine wines, to reminisce about all things Italy

LA DOLCE VITA:
Let's Visit Italy!

Join artist Anthony Bowles for a special Italian Wine Dinner - a delightful evening of exploring his art alongside the flavours of Italian food and wine over a perfectly matched 3-course dinner.

La Dolce Vita - the sweet life - is an exhibition by Woodend artist, Anthony Bowles, who will join us on the night to talk about his exhibition of 17 pieces, from varied Italian landscapes, to intimate interiors of Palazzi, and private balconies in Venice and beyond.

In time-sensitive watercolour or in buttery oils, Anthony perfectly captures the light in a particular moment of life, whether it be the hot afternoon sun in Umbria, the gentle sunbathed Sistine Chapel, or the delicious evening glow over the Grand Canal in Venice.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to indulge in this Italian-themed dinner, and expand your wine palate. The event will be held at Life's Too Short Bar located in Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia.

Grab your ticket and get ready to sup, sip, savour, and socialize in a cosy atmosphere surrounded by fellow wine enthusiasts.
See you there!

The Line Up:
Entrée: Tomato Arancini, Garlic Aioli, Rocket (gf)
Main: Slow Cooled Chicken Cacciatore, Whipped Potato, Shared Garden Salad (gf)
Dessert: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta, Raspberry Coulis, Roasted Strawberries (gf)

A selection of special Italian whites, red and Prosecco available by the glass.
A vegetarian alternate main is available with 48+hr notice.
The menu and wines are gluten-free and coeliac safe.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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WAX IN THE CITY: Candles & Cosmopolitans

WAX IN THE CITY: Candles & Cosmopolitans

Jul 21, 2:00pm - Jul 21, 4:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for a luxurious afternoon of 'wax in the city' with candle making, take-home candles, tapas & your first Cosmopolitan cocktail free!

CANDLES & COSMOPOLITANS
Get your wax in the city!

Join Blossom Lifestyle’s Tania Bateman in the heart of East Melbourne as she teaches you the art of candle making at Life's Too Short Bar . Tania will spill the ‘secret’ beans on all things fragrance blending, wax and wick sizes, candle care 101, and the techniques behind melting, mixing and pouring.

During the workshop, your hunger will be sated with a tapas dish of your choosing to enjoy, plus you get your first Cosmopolitan cocktail free, courtesy of the team at Life’s Too Short Bar (and we're told they're some of Melbourne's best).

Guests will hand-pour two wax candles to take home, along with wax melts (valued at over $65). All candles are made with natural pure soy wax, premium fragrances, and quality cotton wicks.

Grab your girlfriends and treat yourself to this unique experience that combines the beauty of candles with the delicious flavours of a New York cosmopolitan. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unwind and socialise with friends while enjoying the finer things in life.

Book your spot now for an unforgettable experience!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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12 interested
WRITING, Words & Wine

WRITING, Words & Wine

Jul 21, 6:30pm - Jul 21, 9:30pm+1Jul 28, 6:30pm - Jul 28, 9:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready for an epic three hours of writing while sipping delicious wine, where your creativity can flow, and your stories come to life!

Active Writing Session
BYO Laptop & Ear Buds

Join us for Writing, Words & Wine ! Start your week off right and unleash your imagination with inspiring wines in Melbourne's old historic cellar. Sunday night is the perfect opportunity to bring your laptop and your ear buds and get productive at your own private table.

If you're hungry there's plenty of food to order from our extensive European-style tapas menu, 28 wines by the glass and over 50 cocktails, and well as great coffee, hot chocolate and loads of non-alcoholic options.

We'll gather most Sunday nights at Life's Too Short Bar , located in the vibrant Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade , East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where you can carve out some personal time to unwind with a glass of something while indulging in your love for writing and words.

Your ticket includes a reserved table and a $30 credit towards your bar tab on the day, making your ticket (almost) free.

Reserve your spot now - Then bring your laptop, and join us for a night of creativity and achievement!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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Chef's Table: 8-course Themed Degustation "Surprise Me"

Chef's Table: 8-course Themed Degustation "Surprise Me"

Jul 26, 6:30pm - Jul 26, 10:30pm+9Aug 9, 6:30pm - Aug 9, 10:30pmAug 30, 6:30pm - Aug 30, 10:30pmSep 13, 6:30pm - Sep 13, 10:30pmSep 27, 6:30pm - Sep 27, 10:30pmOct 11, 6:30pm - Oct 11, 10:30pmOct 25, 6:30pm - Oct 25, 10:30pmNov 8, 6:30pm - Nov 8, 10:30pmNov 22, 6:30pm - Nov 22, 10:30pmDec 13, 6:30pm - Dec 13, 10:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready for an unforgettable culinary journey at Chef's Table, an 8-course degustation crafted around a "surprise" central ingredient.

GRAB YOUR SEAT AT OUR CHEF'S TABLE
"Surprise Me" 8-course themed degustation
Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience at Life's Too Short Bar in East Melbourne!
Indulge in a once-off bespoke degustation extravaganza consisting of 8 courses crafted around a single secret ingredient, often selected the day before …
The question is, are you willing to take the journey into the unknown?
Our talented chefs will guide you on a gastronomic journey, creating dishes that may surprise you but will surely delight you. Located at Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade, our cozy venue in Melbourne's old historic cellar c.1854 provides the perfect setting for this in-person event.
Starting with an Amuse Bouche, two entrees follow, then two mains, a cheese course, pre-dessert and then the dessert finale, often leaving guests happily stuffed to the brim after their food and wine journey around Europe, Australia and even the world. All dietary requirements can usually be catered for with 48 hours or more notice.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to savour the flavours of our "Surprise Me" menu.
Book your spot now!

NOTE: This is usually a gluten-free and coeliac-safe menu. An optional wine pairing is available at an additional charge, or you can purchase drinks from our extensive drinks menu.
To see samples of previous menus, click here .
wine pairing
Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & WINE: Matching with Chef Sigrid

CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & WINE: Matching with Chef Sigrid

Jul 27, 3:00pm - Jul 27, 5:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for an epic session featuring a mouth-watering exploration of dairy-free cheese, and chocolate matched to fine back-vintage wines

CHEESE & WINE: Vegan-friendly, Dairy-free edition Matching with Chef Sigrid

Join us for a delicious afternoon of cheese, chocolate and wine pairing at Life's Too Short Bar in East Melbourne. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we explore the perfect combinations of artisan cheese from Artisa in Tasmania , and Chocolate from Pana Chocolate matched to a selection of exquisite back-vintage wines.

This in-person event will take place at the charming Life's Too Short Bar in Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade. Don't miss out on this opportunity to satisfy your love of fine cheese and chocolate and discover the wonderful world of wine matching.

Grab your friends and come indulge in this fun and informative event!


Sample Line Up:
Artisa Freycinet| 2020 Torrontes (Avoca, VIC)
Artisa Tasman Black | 2015 Riesling (Mansfield, VIC)
Artisa Gladstone Smoked | 2020 Rose (Hawke's Bay, NZ)
Green & Black 70% Dark | 2018 Shiraz (Frankland River, WA)
Green & Black Maya Gold | 2019 Primitivo (Heathcote, VIC)
Pana Mint | 2020 Cabernet (Mount Barker WA)

NOTE: The cheeses featured are cashew-based. Those with nut intolerances and allergies should determine if this event is right for them. This is a gluten-free and coeliac-safe menu. The cheese and wines may change due to availability and what's perfectly ripe and in stock. All wines are minimum 50ml pours.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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WRITING WORKSHOP: "Free-ish" supportive small-group led by published author

WRITING WORKSHOP: "Free-ish" supportive small-group led by published author

Jul 28, 1:00pm - Jul 28, 3:00pm+5Aug 18, 1:00pm - Aug 18, 3:00pmSep 22, 1:00pm - Sep 22, 3:00pmOct 20, 1:00pm - Oct 20, 3:00pmNov 24, 1:00pm - Nov 24, 3:00pmDec 22, 1:00pm - Dec 22, 3:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for a small group Writing Workshop led by a published author, where you can unleash your creativity and improve your skills.

Small Group Active Writing Workshop Led by Published Author
Join us for our small-group interactive writing workshop at Life's Too Short Bar in East Melbourne, VIC, Australia . Led by published author Sigrid de Castella, this workshop is perfect for aspiring writers looking to sharpen their skills and gain valuable insights.
During this in-person event, you'll have the opportunity to learn from an experienced author who will guide you through various writing exercises and techniques. Whether you're a beginner or have some writing experience, this workshop will provide you with the tools and inspiration to take your writing to the next level.

Your ticket includes a $10 voucher towards drinks and/or food you wish to purchase on the day, making your ticket (almost) free. There are fine vintage wines, cocktails, beer, plenty of non-alcoholic options, and great coffee to enjoy.
Discover new techniques to amplify your story-telling and perhaps even create the start of a great new work. Engage in discussions, receive personalized feedback, and connect with fellow writers in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your writing skills.

Reserve your spot now and get ready to unleash your creativity!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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POETRY & PROSE: Readings "FREEish" in Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854

POETRY & PROSE: Readings "FREEish" in Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854

Jul 28, 3:30pm - Jul 28, 5:30pm+5Aug 18, 3:30pm - Aug 18, 5:30pmSep 22, 3:30pm - Sep 22, 5:30pmOct 20, 3:30pm - Oct 20, 5:30pmNov 24, 3:30pm - Nov 24, 5:30pmDec 22, 3:30pm - Dec 22, 5:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready for a heartwarming afternoon of readings in a cool, historic cellar - and guess what? It won't cost you a dime (well, almost!)

Poetry & Prose readings in Melbourne's Historic Bluestone Cellar c1854

Join us for our captivating poetry and prose readings at the Life's Too Short Bar, located a stone's throw from Melbourne's CBD in the heart of East Melbourne.

Immerse yourself in the intimate atmosphere of the historic cellar, surrounded by artwork, where talented local writers will share their work. Experience the power of words as they come to life in this unique setting. Let the enchanting ambience and the rhythmic flow of the readings transport you to another world.

It doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned poetry professional, enthusiast or simply curious; it just matters that you're passionate about your craft. Rest assured, this event promises to be one of inspiration and creativity.

Your ticket includes a $10 voucher towards drinks and/or food you wish to purchase on the day, making your ticket (almost) free. There are fine vintage wines, cocktails, beer, plenty of non-alcoholic options, and great coffee to enjoy.

So why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in the magic of literature? Our Poetry & Prose is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow literature lovers and celebrate the beauty of language.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable afternoon of artistic expression.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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SWISS NATIONAL DAY: Cheese Fondue Dinner

SWISS NATIONAL DAY: Cheese Fondue Dinner

Aug 2, 7:00pm - Aug 2, 10:00pm+1Aug 4, 6:30pm - Aug 4, 9:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for a fun night of mouth-watering Swiss Cheese Fondue with all the trimmings, to reminisce about all things Swiss at this dinner.

NATIONAL DAY:
Let's Visit Switzerland!

Join us for our special annual Swiss National Day Dinner ! Ten lucky Swiss enthusiasts will join our our Swiss Head Chef, Sigrid de Castella, for a delightful evening of exploring the authentic flavours of Swiss food, fondue-style, including all the trimmings and dessert.

Swiss National Day commemorates the signing of the Federal Charter on 01 August 1291, in which three Alpine cantons (Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden) swore the oath of confederation, an action which later came to be regarded as the founding of Switzerland.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to indulge in this Swiss-themed dinner, and expand your palate. The event will be held at Life's Too Short Bar located in Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia.
Grab your ticket and get ready to sup, sip, savour, and socialize in a cosy atmosphere surrounded by fellow wine enthusiasts.
See you there!

The Line Up:

Shared between two people:
Authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue (imported from Switzerland)
with cubed GF Precinct bread (the closest to authentic Swiss rye)
Air-dried beef (Bündnerfleisch), cornichons, duck fat potatoes, green salad
Cervelat & Bratwurst sausages, Dijon mustard

Dessert: Apple Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (gf)

Kirsch, Schnapps and fine back-vintage wines are available by the glass.
The entire menu is gluten-free and coeliac safe.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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10 interested
OLD & RARE Wine Tastings with Sommelier Antony

OLD & RARE Wine Tastings with Sommelier Antony

Aug 7, 6:30pm - Aug 7, 9:30pm+8Aug 31, 7:00pm - Aug 31, 10:00pmSep 14, 7:00pm - Sep 14, 10:00pmSep 25, 6:30pm - Sep 25, 9:30pmOct 9, 6:30pm - Oct 9, 9:30pmNov 2, 7:00pm - Nov 2, 10:00pmNov 13, 6:30pm - Nov 13, 9:30pmNov 29, 7:00pm - Nov 29, 10:00pmDec 11, 6:30pm - Dec 11, 9:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready to taste and make friends in this sommelier-led event where you can learn about and taste 7 old wines - includes $45 dining credit

Includes $45 Dining Credit - Small Group Setting - Sommelier Led

Y our Wednesday wines just got a whole lot finer!

Join us for Old & Rare Wines Tastings and get ready to make some new friends. Led by qualified Sommelier Antony Anderson (WSET3, WSET4 pending), this evening involves a free tasting of seven back-vintage (old) wines, and some wine education, followed by your choice of dinner items and additional drinks from our extensive menus.

We'll be gathering at Life's Too Short Bar , located in the vibrant Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade , East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where you can meet likeminded wine lovers and discuss all things wine, food, and common connections and interests.

Your ticket includes a $45 dining credit towards food and drinks purchased on the evening, making your ticket (almost) free.

Reserve your spot now - Then bring your appetite, sense of humour, and join us for a night of conversation, cuisine and, of course, wine!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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10 interested
CHEESE & WINE: Matching with Chef Sigrid

CHEESE & WINE: Matching with Chef Sigrid

Aug 11, 3:00pm - Aug 11, 5:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join us for an epic session featuring a mouthwatering exploration of seven artisan cheese, matched to fine back-vintage wines

CHEESE & WINE: Matching with Chef Sigrid

Join us for a delicious afternoon of cheese and wine pairing at Life's Too Short Bar in East Melbourne. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we explore the perfect combinations of artisan cheese from all over the world matched to a selection of exquisite back-vintage wines.

This in-person event will take place at the charming Life's Too Short Bar in Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade. Don't miss out on this opportunity to satisfy your love of fine cheese and discover the wonderful world of cheese and wine matching.

Grab your friends and come indulge in this fun and informative event!

Sample Line Up:
Air-Fried Halloumi (AUS) | NV DOC Prosecco (Italy)
Double Cream Brie (France)| 2020 Torrontes (VIC)
Taleggio DOP (Italy) | 2017 Trebianno D'Abruzzo (Italy)
Cranberry Wensleydale (England) | 2020 Rose (NZ)
Truffle Riconante (Spain) | 2021 Pinot Noir (NZ)
Gruyère (Swiss Alps) | 2020 Cabernet Malbec (SA)
Aged Cheddar (NZ) | 2018 Shiraz (WA)

Served with gluten-free crackers.

NOTE: This is a gluten-free and coeliac-safe menu. The cheese and wines may change due to availability and what's perfectly ripe and in stock. All wines are minimum 50ml Pours and the Cheese are 40 - 50 grams each, so it's a definite cheese fest!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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22 interested
SOMMELIER'S TABLE: Wine Experience & Dinner

SOMMELIER'S TABLE: Wine Experience & Dinner

Aug 17, 7:00pm - Aug 17, 10:00pm+4Sep 28, 7:00pm - Sep 28, 10:00pmOct 19, 7:00pm - Oct 19, 10:00pmNov 23, 7:00pm - Nov 23, 10:00pmDec 21, 7:00pm - Dec 21, 10:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get ready for a journey of "oenology" at our Sommelier's Table, a wine-focussed degustation dinner and learn how to become more 'wine confident'.

GRAB YOUR SEAT AT OUR SOMMELIER'S TABLE
Wine 'Degustation', Education, and Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable experience and indulge in our unique wine degustation consisting of eight back-vintage (old) wines matched to delicious European-style tapas plates by the chefs at Life's Too Short Bar.

Being confident when selecting, cellaring, talking about, and getting the maximum enjoyment out of wines from all over the world is an important skill and strategy - whether it's in your own career in wine, or when impressing colleagues, clients, and friends.

Our talented sommelier, Antony Anderson (WSET4), will guide you on a oenological journey around Australia and the world, with cellared wines that are drinking perfectly now and will surely delight, and perhaps even challenge you. Coupled with blind tastings, interesting wine facts, and stories from his wine travels, this event is perfect for those studying wine, wanting to get into the wine industry, or just looking to expand your wine knowledge and become more 'wine confident' through small group tuition.

Located at Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade, our cosy venue in Melbourne's old historic cellar c.1854 provides the perfect setting for this in-person event which also includes a selection of tapas dishes to sate your appetite.

Gab your ticket and come join our communal table of up to 8 people, where you might also make some new friends. In any case, you won't want to miss out on this rare opportunity to amp up your wine knowledge with expert tuition in a friendly and supportive immersive experience.
Book your spot now!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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5 interested
SECRETS of Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Making Class

SECRETS of Gluten Free Sourdough Bread Making Class

Aug 24, 12:30pm - Aug 24, 4:00pm+1Nov 16, 12:30pm - Nov 16, 4:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Join Sous Chef Nevra and learn the secrets of gluten-free sourdough, and get your hands on our secret recipe and 17yo starter to take home.

SOUS CHEF NEVRA'S
Secrets of Sourdough Breadmaking


Learn the secrets of gluten free bread making with Sous Chef Nevra. Over three hours you'll learn about flours, proofing and our secret additives to make delicious artisan loaves.

Watch a sourdough bread making demonstration and then get your hands dirty making your own Brazilian cheese breads. While the loaves are cooking, you’ll enjoy a glass of wine, artisan salamis and your very own cheese breads.

You’ll also take home a mini-loaf to enjoy, our 16-year-old gluten-free sourdough starter , a pack of our signature gluten-free bread mix, our secret bread recipe, and instructions on how to care for your starter, so you can continue to make your own delicious breads at home.

Don't miss out on this delicious opportunity to explore all you ever wanted to know about sourdough breadmaking. The event will be held at Life's Too Short Bar located in Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia.

Disclaimer: We use a 17-year-old sourdough starter converted to gluten-free in January 2022. Untested part-per-million are likely negligible, and many coeliacs have enjoyed our gluten-free sourdoughs without repercussion, but we do need to advise that trace elements of gluten may be present and, as such, you need to determine whether this class is right for you.

Grab your ticket and get ready to bake ...
See you there!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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ANTARCTICA: From Ushuaia and the Polar Challenge

ANTARCTICA: From Ushuaia and the Polar Challenge

Aug 27, 7:30pm - Aug 27, 9:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

A special viewing of Sig & Antony's trip to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Seaborn.
Your ticket includes a $20 credit for drinks.

Featurette 50min plus Q&A Session
Join us for our special viewing of Sig & Antony's trip to Antarctica, from Santiago through Glacier Alley, and back to Buenos Aires via Falkland Islands and Montevideo on Seaborn!

The film, shot by National Geographic photographers, shows the stunning landscapes from the Peninsula side. We will also show Tony's "Polar Challenge" performed on an Aussie Thong lilo (hilarious and not to be missed).

We'll be gathering at Life's Too Short Bar , located in the vibrant Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade , East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where you can grab yourself a drink (or two) and enjoy the visual feast.

This event is being held on a night we are normally closed so there will be no food service. However drinks are available and your ticket includes a $20 credit towards drinks on the night making your ticket almost free!

Seats are limited to 20pax.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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NEVRA'S Big Turkish Brunch

NEVRA'S Big Turkish Brunch

Sep 1, 12:30pm - Sep 1, 3:00pm+1Oct 27, 12:30pm - Oct 27, 3:00pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

Get yourself an authentic taste of Istanbul by joining Sous Chef Nevra for a uniquely Turkish brunch and experience her old family recipes.

SOUS CHEF NEVRA'S
Big Turkish Brunch


Just three times a year you can get yourself an authentic taste of Istanbul without the airfare by joining us at Sous Chef Nevra's Big Turkish Brunch to celebrate Turkey's National Days.

Crafted from her authentic Turkish family recipes , you can enjoy a serpme kahvalti (breakfast spread) of house-made delicacies: Turkish eggs, gozleme or borek, cured meats, dips, olives, cucumber & tomato, fresh cheeses, herbs, figs in chai milk, fruits & nuts honey yoghurt with oats, fresh-baked sourdough (simit) with honey cream and house-made sour cherry jam, yoghurt drink, Turkish tea and/or Turkish coffee.
Nevra will even do a Gozleme or Borek demonstration if you ask nicely!

Celebration Schedule: 21 APR: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (for 23 APR) 01 SEP: Victory Day (for 30 AUG) 27 OCT: Republic Day (for 29 OCT)

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the tastes (and sounds) of authentic Istanbul. The event will be held at Life's Too Short Bar located in Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia.

Grab your ticket and get ready to feast ... remember to come hungry!
See you there!

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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ANTARCTICA: To the Ross Sea and Back

ANTARCTICA: To the Ross Sea and Back

Sep 17, 7:30pm - Sep 17, 9:30pm

412 Victoria Parade,#Shop 2,East Melbourne,3002,AU Map

A special viewing of Antony's trip from Dunedin to the Ross Sea Ice Shelf and back (50min).
Your ticket includes a $20 credit for drinks making your ticket free (almost!).

Featurette 50min Q&A Session
Join us for our special viewing of Antony's recent trip to Antarctica, and the Ross Sea ice shelf on Ponant!

The film, shot by National Geographic photographers, shows the stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife (including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and birdlife) in the region.

We'll be gathering at Life's Too Short Bar , located in the vibrant Tribeca Arcade on Victoria Parade , East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, where you can grab yourself a drink (or two) and enjoy the visual feast.

This event is being held on a night we are normally closed so there will be no food service. However drinks are available and your ticket includes a $20 credit towards drinks on the night making your ticket almost free!

Seats are limited to 20pax.

Location: Tribeca Arcade, Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC, Australia
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1 interested